The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Who Knew?

Jul 30, 2012

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that expansion of Medicaid coverage lowered the death rates in several states.

Wow, how about that! If people have access to medical care, they’re less likely to die! And that’s with Medicaid–which certainly does not provide really adequate care to those who have it.

So, if we want to stop people from dying needlessly from lack of health care, we need to expand coverage to everyone, universally. That’s absolutely clear.

But are the Democrats or Republicans talking about anything like that? No....